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Entries for March 2011

Teens from more affluent families are more likely to drink than teens in poverty, although having a mother with a higher level of education is a protective factor for teens at any income level, according to researchers from the U.K.
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Indiana liquor retailers have lost another round in their lawsuit against the state's alcohol control board.
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The state of New Mexico has ruled that beer pong can be played again in local bars as long as the games don't involve drinking alcohol or gambling.
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A U.S. charity that had planned to pay British women abusing drugs to be sterilized is now paying them to have birth control devices implanted.
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The Russian parliament has moved to legally classify beer as alcohol for the first time. It is currently classified as food.
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Mexico has made an official request for more information about a secret U.S. government operation to allow smugglers to take nearly 1,800 guns into Mexico in an effort to track them to drug cartels.
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When it comes to controlling the harmful effects of drugs, governments worldwide have a long 'to-do' list, according to a watchdog group at the United Nations.
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The federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has followed through on an announcement it made last November and temporarily banned five chemicals whose effects mimic marijuana.
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A new study provides evidence that the federal anti-drug campaign, 'Above the Influence,' successfully stops some adolescents from using marijuana.
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A systematic review of 15 research studies shows that special automobile ignition locks significantly reduce the likelihood that people convicted of driving while drunk will reoffend.
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